Can’t decide on whether to get a Windows or an Android tablet? Why not get a device that runs both? Meet the ViewSonic ViewPad 10i, a 10 inch tablet that can runs on Microsoft Windows 8 and Google Android 4.2. It’s got a price tag of $530 and is now available in several online stores.
ViewSonic ViewPad 10i Technical Specifications
- Screen size: 10.1 inches capacitive touch screen, multi-touch screen
- Operating system: Android 4.2 + Windows 8 dual system
- Processor : Intel Celeron N2910 Bay Trail Quad-Core
- System Memory: 2GB
- Storage capacity: 64GB SSD Solid State Drive
- Screen resolution: 1280×800
- Network mode: does not support 3G network
- Camera: dual cameras (front: 2MP, rear: 2MP)
- Weight: 650 g
- Battery: 7000mAh about 6 hours
- WiFi features: 802.11b/g/n wireless protocol
- Availability: November 2013
- Data interface: 1 × USB2.0 Micro
- Storage media: SSD Solid State Drive
- Screen Description: capacitive touch screen, multi-touch screen
- Sound Technology: Built-in speaker
- Product Positioning: Business Tablet PC
This isn’t the first dual booting tablet released by ViewSonic as the company released the ViewPad 10Pro last 2011 which was able to run Windows 7 and Android 2.3. The difference between both devices is that this newer model has more powerful hardware specifications, updated software, and comes at a lower price.
As far as specifications goes the ViewSonic ViewPad 10i is more than capable of handling anything thrown at it. The quad core Intel Celeron N2910 processor has a rated speed of 1.6GHz and when combined with 2GB of RAM should be able to provide a smooth end user experience on the Android system. On Windows 8 this should also be able to provide a relatively smooth operating experience.
Who should get this device? This is the best solution for consumers who need specific apps on both platforms. In Windows for example one of the important software is Microsoft Office while in Android there’s the Google Play store to get tons of different apps.
The price of this device might be on the high side however there aren’t a lot of devices in the market today that sports a Celeron N2910 and dual boots between Windows 8 and Android 4.2.